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Table 2 All-cause mortality and hospitalization or all-cause mortality within a year in patients diagnosed with MRSA compared with matched patients free of MRSA from the GPRD (2001–2004) The hazard ratio is adjusted for all variables in Table 1. Death or hospitalization patients were followed until first event of either kind and only counted once.

From: Mortality after infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) diagnosed in the community

Characteristic n Events Person-years of follow-up Rate of event per 100 years Crude HR Adjusted HR (95% CI)
Death        
Patients with MRSA 1439 313 1224 25.6 4.85 4.08 (3.54–4.69)
Patients without MRSA 14,090 709 13510 5.2 1.00 1.00 (Reference)
Death or hospitalization        
Patients with MRSA 1439 485 1106 43.9 3.93 3.31 (2.97–3.69)
Patients without MRSA 14090 1440 13106 10.2 1.00 1.00 (Reference)